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Ledbury Prebend.

The several annual Sums belonging to the said Prebend of Ledbury Netherhall, as apportioned by way of Tithe Rentcharge upon certain Lands in the said Parish of Ledbury, and payable, subject to Variation, under the Acts of Parliament passed for the Commutation of Tithes, amounting together to Two hundred and fifty Pounds (being exclusive of the Amount of Twenty-three Pounds and Twelve Shillings apportioned on the Estate belonging to such Prebend numbered 166, 160, 1663, 154, 157, 1402, 167, 164, 165, 991, 153, 156, 155, 161, 1434, 1435, 1403, 1404, 1406, 981, 180, 378, 388, 390, 174, 175, 172, 152, 995, 996, 169, 168, 150, 151, 1457, 1681, 376, 980, and 159, and on the Field numbered 1426 on the Plan annexed to the confirmed Tithe Apportionment for the said Parish of Ledbury).

The several annual Sums, amounting to Twenty Pounds Six Shillings and Sixpence, also belonging to the said Prebend, apportioned by way of Rentcharge upon certain Lands in the Parish of Aylton in the said County of Hereford, and payable, subject to Variation, under the said Acts of Parliament passed for the Commutation of Tithes.

CA P. XCIII. An Act to amend certain Acts relating to the Court of Judi

cature of Prince of Wales Island, Singapore, and Malacca, and to the Supreme Courts of Judicature in India,

[14th August 1855.] WHEREAS by Letters Patent of His late Majesty King

George the Fourth His said late Majesty ordained that • there should be within the Settlement of Prince of Wales Island,

Singapore, and Malacca a Court of Judicature to be holden 6. before the Governor and the Resident Councillor for the Time

being of the Station where the Court should be held, as Two • of the Judges of the said Court, and before One other Judge • called the Recorder of Prince of Wales Island, Singapore, and Malacca: And whereas by Letters Patent of His late Majesty

King William the Fourth, granted under the Powers of the Act • of the Sixth and Seventh Years of His Reign, Chapter Eighty• three, His said late Majesty granted to the said Court of Judi

cature the Powers of a Court of Admiralty: And whereas by · Letters Patent of Her present Majesty, granted in the present

Year of Her Reign, Her said Majesty has ordained that the said • Court of Judicature should consist of Two Courts or Divisions, • One of which shall be holden within the Stations of Singapore • and Malacca before the Governor or President and the Resident • Councillor for the Time being of the Station, where the same • shall be held, and before One other Judge called the Recorder of

Singapore, and the other of which Courts or Divisions shall be • holden within the Station of Prince of Wales Island before the • said Governor or President and the Resident Councillor for the * Time being of the Station where the same shall be held, and " before the other Judge, who shall be called the Recorder of Prince of Wales Island, and that all the Powers of the said

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Court of Judicature shall and may be exercised by each of the

said Courts or Divisions, together with various other Provisions ' concerning the same: And whereas, in consequence of the

Alteration made by the last-mentioned Letters Patent in the < Constitution of the said Court of Judicature, it is desirable to « amend the several Acts of Parliament herein-after mentioned :' Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and l'emporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:

1. The Provisions contained in the Statute of the Sixth Year Sections 5. 7. of George the Fourth, Chapter Eighty-five, Sections Five, Seven, 13. 14. and 16. Thirteen, Fourteen, and Sixteen, respecting the Recorder of the of 6 G. 4. c. 85. Court of Judicature of Prince of Wales Island, and respecting the

to apply to

Recorders of Grant of an Allowance to him on Retirement, and respecting the Singapore and Computation of the Time of Residence in case he shall be ap. Prince of Wales pointed a Judge of One of the Supreme Courts in India, shall Island. apply to the Recorder of Singapore and to the Recorder of Prince of Wales Island respectively, and Residence partly as one and partly as the other of such Recorders shall be reckoned as if such Residence had been wholly in the same Capacity : Provided always, that (save and except only in the Case of the present Recorder of Singapore, who was appointed to the Office of Recorder of Prince of Wales Island, Singapore, and Malacca prior to the lastly-recited Letters Patent), it shall not be lawful to grant to. any Recorder of Singapore or Recorder of Prince of Wales Island any larger retiring Allowance than the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, unless he shall have resided as Recorder for Ten Years, nor if he shall have resided for that Period any larger Allowance than the Sum of Eight hundred Pounds.

II. In lieu of the Sum which by the Act of the Fifty-third Year Sum to be paid of George the Third, Chapter One hundred and fifty-five, Section to Recorders Eighty-nine, is directed to be paid to any Recorder of Prince of

for Equipment Wales Island for the Expenses of his Equipment and Voyage, the

and Voyage. Court of Directors of the East India Company shall pay to the Person who by the said Letters Patent of Her Majesty has been appointed Recorder of Prince of Wales Island, and to every Person to be hereafter appointed Recorder of Singapore or Recorder of Prince of Wales Island who shall be resident in the United Kingdom at the Time of his Appointment, for the Purpose of defraying the Expenses of his Equipment and Voyage, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds.

III. The Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors, which by the Court for Relief Statute of the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of Her present Ma- of Insolvent jesty, Chapter Twenty-one, Section Eighty-eight, is directed to

Debtors may be be held within the said Settlement, may henceforth be held by the

held by either of

the Recorders. Recorder of Singapore and by the Recorder of Prince of Wales Island respectively, each of whom is hereby empowered and required to hold such Court, and to appoint proper Officers, Assignees, and Examiners for enabling the Provisions of such Act to be carried into effect, and to establish Rules as to the Advocates and Attornies and Agents who may practise in the said Court

before

Court of Judicature (Prince of Wales Island).

before such Recorder; and the sereral other Powers given by the said Act to the Court of Judicature of Prince of Wales Island, Singapore, and Malacca shall and may be henceforth exercised by the Governor of the said Settlement and the said Recorders, or

by any Two of them. 6 & 7 W. 4. IV. The Act of the Sixth and Seventh Years of Kign William c. 53. to apply the Fourth, Chapter Fifty-three, for enabling His late Majesty, by to present Char- Letters Patent, to grant Admiralty Jurisdiction to the Court of ter, which is confirmed.

Judicature of Prince of Wales Island, Singapore, and Malacca, shall be construed to apply to the said Letters Patent or Charter of Her present Majesty, and such Charter is hereby in all respects

ratified and confirmed. As to Allow V. “And whereas Doubts have been entertained whether the ances to Judges · Provisions of the Act of the Sixth George the Fourth, Chapter of the Supreme • Eighty-five, respecting the Grant of Allowances to the Judges on Retirement.

of the Superior Courts in India on Retirement, apply to Cases

where the required Period of Residence as a Judge has been · partly as a Judge of one and partly as a Judge of another of the

said Supreme Courts:' Be it enacted, That for the Purpose of the said last-mentioned Provisions Residence in India as a Judge of any of the said Supreme Courts (though such Residence shall have been partly as a Judge of one of the said Supreme Courts and partly as a Judge of another of such Courts) shall be computed and reckoned as Residence as a Judge of the Supreme Court to which the Judge shall belong at the Time of his Retirement: Provided always, that in the Case of any Judge retiring from the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William whose Period of Residence in India as a Judge shall have been partly as a Judge of the Supreme Court at Madras or Bombay, it shall not be lawful to grant to such Judge any larger Allowance than might have been granted if he had been during his whole Period of Residence a Judge of the Supreme Court at Madras or Bombay, unless he shall have resided as a Judge of the Supreme Court at Fort William for Five Years at the least.

CA P. XCIV.
An Act to impose increased Rates of Duty of Excise on

Spirits distilled in the United Kingdom ; to allow Malt,
Sugar, and Molasses to be used Duty-free in the distilling
of Spirits, in lieu of Allowances and Drawbacks on such
Spirits, Sugar, and Molasses respectively; and to amend
the Laws relating to the Duties of Excise.

[14th August 1855.] W HEREAS it is expedient to impose increased Rates of Duty

of Excise on Spirits distilled in the United Kingdom, and ' to allow Malt, Sugar, and Molasses to be used Duty-free in the • distilling of Spirits, in lieu of Allowances and Drawbacks of • Excise now payable on such Spirits and Sugar and Molasses • respectively: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords

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Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:

I. There shall be charged, collected, and paid, for the Use of On and after Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, for and upon every October 1, Gallon of Spirits of the Strength of Hydrometer Proof which, on 1855, the folor after the First Day of October One thousand eight hundred and of Excise to be fifty-five, shall be distilled within the United Kingdom, or be in paid on Spirits the Stock, Custody, or Possession of any Distiller, or of any distilled in Person in trust for him, or for his Use, Benefit, or Account, or Great Britain which, having been distilled within the United Kingdom, shall

and Ireland. or after the said Day be in Warehouse, and be taken out of Warehouse for Consumption within the United Kingdom, the respective Rates and Duties following; that is to say, Ł In Great Britain

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II. The said Duties by this Act granted shall be under the Duties to be Management of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, and shall under Managebe charged, collected, and paid in like Manner and by the same ment of ComWays and Methods by which other Duties of Excise on Spirits Inland Reveare or may be charged, collected, and paid; and all Powers, Pro- nue, and to be visions, Clauses, Regulations, and Directions, Forfeitures, Pains, collected under and Penalties, contained in or imposed or made by or under the Acts in force Authority of any Act relating to Duties of Excise, and in force at relating to the Time of the passing of this Act, shall respectively extend, so

Excise. far as the same are applicable, to the said Duties by this Act granted, and shall be observed, applied, enforced, and put in execution for collecting and securing of the said last-mentioned Duties, and otherwise in relation thereto (except so far as the same are altered or superseded by the Provisions of this Act), as fully and effectually to all Intents and Purposes as if the same had been herein repeated and specially enacted, mutatis mutandis, with reference to the said Duties by this Act granted.

III. And there shall be allowed and paid to the Distiller or Allowances on Proprietor of all Spirits which, having been distilled within the Spirits in DisUnited Kingdom from Wort or Wash made before the First Day tiller's Stock or of October One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, shall on or

in Warehouse, after the said last-mentioned Day be in the Stock of any Distiller or in Warehouse, the several Allowances and Drawbacks of Excise following ; that is to say, for and upon every Gallon of such lastmentioned Spirits of the Strength of Hydrometer Proof, and so in proportion for any greater or less Quantity, or any greater or less Degree of Strength, if such Spirits shall have been distilled from Malt only, under the Provisions and Regulations entitling the Distiller to the Allowance in that Behalf, the Allowance of Eightpence per Gallon; and if such Spirits shall have been distilled from any other Materials than Malt only, or otherwise than in conformity with such Provisions and Regulations, the Allowance of Twopence per Gallon.

Excise Duties.

cease.

Former Allow. IV. On and after the First Day of October One thousand eight ances on Malt hundred and fifty-five all Allowances and Drawbacks of Excise and Sugar used granted by any former Act for or upon Spirits distilled in any in distilling to

Part of the United Kingdom, in respect of the Malt or other
Materials used in making such Spirits, and for or upon Sugar and
Molasses used in the Distillation of Spirits, shall respectively cease
and determine, save and except as to Spirits distilled from Wort

or Wash made before the said First Day of October. alt may be V. And from and after the passing of this Act it shall be lawful made and used for any Distiller, or for any other Person who shall give such free from Duty Security as herein-after required in that Behalf, such Distiller or in distilling

other Person taking out a proper Licence as a Maltster, to make Spirits.

Malt, under the Provisions of this Act, in a Malthouse 'approved by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, for the sole Purpose of being consumed, on or after the First Day of October One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, in the distilling of Spirits; and all Malt which shall be so made by a Distiller and consumed in his Distillery, and all Malt which shall be made by such other Person, and delivered into the Storeroom of a Distiller at his Distillery, shall respectively be free from the Duties of Excise chargeable on Malt: Provided always, that the Provisions, Regulations, Penalties, and Forfeitures contained in the several Acts of Parliament and now in force in relation to Maltsters, or the making of Malt, shall (except so far as the same are repealed, altered, or superseded by the express Provisions of this Act,) be observed, applied, and enforced with respect to Distillers or other Persons making Malt, and to the making of Malt, under the Provisions and Regulations

of this Act. Special Entry VI. Every Malthouse to be used for the making of Malt under to be made of

the Provisions of this Act shall be specially entered for that PurMalthouse.

pose, and no such Entry shall be withdrawn whilst any Malt or any Corn or Grain making into Malt shall be in such Malthouse,

or in any Storeroom belonging thereto. Persons other VII. Every Person, other than a Distiller, who shall intend to than Distillers make Malt Duty-free, under the Provisions of this Act, shall enter making Duty- into a Bond to Her Majesty, with Two or more sufficient Sureties, free Malt to give Security

to the Satisfaction of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, and against Frauds. in such Sum as the said Commissioners shall think proper, condi

tioned to the Purport or Effect following ; (that is to say,) that such Maltster shall duly make into Malt all Corn and Grain which shall be received into any such Malthouse as aforesaid belonging to him, and shall not sell any such Malt to any other Person than a Distiller, or take, send out, remove, or deliver from any such Malthouse as aforesaid any Malt, or Corn or Grain, except Malt duly removed to a Distillery under a Permit duly granted in that Behalf, and shall not convey away, hide, or conceal any Malt, or Corn or Grain, contrary to any of the Provisions of this Act or of any Act in force in relation to Maltsters or the making of Malt; and the Condition of such Bond shall also contain all such further Terms and Stipulations as the Commissioners of Inland Revenue shall deem to be necessary or proper for preventing Frauds in relation to the Malt to be made by such Maltster ; and such Malt

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